Sunday, March 3, 2013

The Weekend of a Lucky Girl

This weekend has really reminded me how to be truthful, humble, and grateful for every opportunity provided to me.

It began after a great acting lesson on Friday with my acting coach. He extended me an offer I've been hoping for for a long while, and I couldn't be happier to feel like I'm moving in the direction I want to. I believe it was a result of a great TPS audition, and quite a bit of hard work. I'm excited for the future, and can't wait to get started.

I had my first rehearsal on Saturday for my next show. I got to sit down with the cast and director and really delve into the script. It was originally written for the local 14/48 festival, which means it was written in about 10 hours, and then the actors had little to no time to learn it before it was performed once and then forgotten about. So, this is the first time it's seen the light of day since that one festival night about two years ago. We had a great talk about characters and background and all that jazz, so I'm ready to dive right on in to scene work next time we meet. Which is in a month. Crazy rehearsal schedules.

This weekend was ComiCon! Which means House of Glass was there, showing everyone our trailer, making star connections (I heard Felicia Day was involved!), and gathering as much money as we could. I'd like to say it was a pretty successful weekend for us, but I didn't get the chance to make it out since I was crazy busy with other things. I can say that I'm very proud of the work that has been put into the project so far, and I can only hope the public chooses to support the production because it's going to be stellar!

Here is the trailer!

Today was the best day of the weekend. It started out with my three hour auditioning class, bright and early at 9am. I brought in a Shakespeare audition piece to work on with the teacher, since he performs so much Shakespeare regionally and has won a lot of accolades for his interpretations and performances. He only had positive things to say to me, so I feel incredibly prepared to walk into my upcoming Shakes auditions with confidence and a little bit of sass. We worked on needing the words, and what my relationship was with my 'scene partner' to make it a little more dynamic and less simplistic. I'm very happy with where the piece is right now, but I plan to continue working it and I'll probably run it by more people before the big day. You can never be too prepared!

After class I had an audition for a new company here, and I had a blast. I got to do some karate, and I was asked to repeat my monologue as a robot. All in all, it was a fun experience with really sweet auditors. I'm always so grateful to directors who appreciate a calm and friendly audition experience. The three women put me immediately at ease, made conversation, and kept me around afterwards to chat a bit. I even got a chance to read some of the script while I was waiting to go in and audition, which is abnormal for a new work, and I appreciated that as well.

Today I was also offered a role in a staged reading coming up soon, which I gratefully accepted. I'm looking forward to working with some familiar faces, and a new company. It's always exciting to workshop a piece too, and be a part of the process from the ground up. Right after this opportunity, I was invited to audition with a company I've been dying to work with! So basically, this weekend turned into one good thing after another, and I've spent my day feeling lucky and grateful and positive about the year 2013, and everything that has happened so far.

I can't wait for everything to come!

Update on shows I've seen:
5XTenn or so
Undo (again)